-President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed the death.
-His press secretary Lee Njiru gives a glowing tribute.
-Born on September 2 1924, the former head of state dies at a ripe age of 96-years but Lee Njiru(his press secretary) said by the time of his death Moi was 102-103 years.
A sad cloud has engulfed the nation on Tuesday morning after President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed the death of former president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.
“The retired president has passed on, President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a proclamation for the announcement,” reads the official statement.
Born on September 2 1924, the former head of state dies at a ripe age of 96-years but Lee Njiru(his press secretary) said by the time of his death Moi was 102-103 years.
The former head of state passed on at 5:20 am at the Nairobi Hospital
The long-serving President Moi press secretary Lee Njiru gave a glowing tribute of the man terming him more like his father, teacher and mentor.
“Well I received this sad news early this morning and I was devastated. I would like Kenyans to know up to now I have been with Moi from Tuesday 22 August 1978, he has been like my father, teacher, leader and mentor he has guided and protected me like the apple of his eye. He gave me life skills took me to study tours around the world. For the last one-week, I could not watch newspapers or television. I think to speak absolute truth I know Moi more than anybody else. For the last 40 years, I have not been on leave,” said Njiru.
Njiru also officially declared Moi was dead after several rumours about his life.
“He has given me something more than money. Today God has declared his intention. He has died 14 times according to rumours but this is the real death it is final,” said Njiru.
“I don’t know if I should send any message of condolence because I am the bereaved,” he added.
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